If you feel thirsty, you’re already dehydrated—and it’s time to replenish, according to Kathryn Boling, MD, a family medicine specialist with Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.
The key to being truly satisfied after a snack or meal? Eating foods with a combination of fiber and protein, both of which cucumber has in spades. Per Gorin, a half cup of cucumber gives you two grams of protein and two grams of fiber to keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Cucumbers are chock full of antioxidants, like lignans, and minerals, such as potassium and magnesium,.
All those times you’ve seen someone put cucumber slices on their eyes at a spa on television weren’t just for visual effect: “Cucumber on the eyes actually does work,”
According to the Produce for Better Health Foundation, cucumbers are an aphrodisiac; the vitamin C and manganese in these green veggies are known for increasing both your energy and your sex drive .
Similar to the benefits of putting cucumber on your eyes, Dr. Boling suggests making a DIY skin mask out of cucumber to rehydrate your skin with antioxidants and leave it looking younger and fresher.